Sunday Mirror

TV bailiffs hound NHS staff for park­ing cash

- EX­CLU­SIVE HAY­WARD TV Series · Nursing · TV · Eastbourne · Gary Robinson

NHS nurses are be­ing “hounded” by debt col­lec­tors linked to Chan­nel 5’s bailiff show Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away over huge fines from hos­pi­tal park­ing.

Front­line staff work­ing 12 and a half-hour shifts have been threat­ened with court ac­tion by DCB Le­gal, whose sis­ter firm DCBL pro­vides the repo men fea­tured in the hit TV se­ries.

DCBL (Di­rect Col­lec­tion Bailiffs Ltd) is val­ued at £1.8mil­lion and both are run from the same £1.7mil­lion HQ in Run­corn, Cheshire, by mil­lion­aire

Gary Robin­son.

Michelle Dalany-Payne, 52, a £19,000-a-year psy­chi­atric nurs­ing as­sis­tant at East­bourne Dis­trict Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, faces a £3,340 bill dat­ing back to Jan­uary 2019.

Her col­league Tilli Catt, 23, who is four months preg­nant, has been hit with a de­mand for £2,380. She said: “At times the ma­chines weren’t work­ing. We even put the money on our dash­boards.”

Le­gal and ad­min costs are be­lieved to have swelled fines from an ini­tial £35. Shadow Health Min­is­ter Justin Mad­ders said: “Any­one hear­ing about this will be ap­palled.”

Nei­ther DCB Le­gal nor the con­trac­tor that hired them, First Park­ing, re­sponded to re­quests for com­ment.

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